After the District of Columbia City council advanced an ordinance to repeal Initiative 77, which the tipped wage within the Nation’s Capital, the push-back was fast and furious. The Washington Post last week trumpeted the headline: “D.C. residents seethe as Council moves to overturn voter-approved wage hike” and the story spoke to the strange visual of a majority of the progressive DC council being on the same page as the republican congressional leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus. Further, Restaurant Opportunity Center (ROC) operatives, who provided much of the impetus for the passage of Initiative 77, lamented that Congressmen who do not represent DC might be able to undo the will of the voters within the District. Of course, at the same time, they welcomed actress and California resident Jane Fonda (who those of my generation remember as “Hanoi Jane” for her support for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War) to speak out in opposition to the Council’s repeal effort! Notwithstanding, the council appears to have enough votes to rescind Initiative 77, but won’t be able to do so until they reconvene in the fall.